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Echium vulgare ( Viper's Bugloss) Herb Plant

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Vipers Bugloss(Echium vulgare) Herb in 1L Pot 

Vipers Bugloss is a biennial plant, growing to a height of 50-120cm it will particularly thrive in chalky/sandy soil with full sun but will tolerate most soil conditions as long as it is well-drained. With 30-40 flowers on each stem from June to late August, the flowers of Echium vulgare are a beautiful violet blue in colour flecked with dark pink, and showing long red stamens. Dead head regularly to promote new flowers.

If you want to self-propagate once established then Vipers Bugloss should not be cut down until after seed set in the late summer.  Bees and butterflies love it, so it is at home in a wildlife garden but equally so in a mixed border. 

Herb usage

Viper's Bugloss gets its common name from the tale that it was an expellent of poisons and venom and could cure the bite of a viper! Its seeds also resemble snakes heads so this could also be a reason for this tale.  In herbal medicine it was said that a tincture of this plant would alleviate fevers, headaches and nervous complaints and could relieve inflammatory pains. WARNING - All parts of this plant can cause mild stomach upset if ingested.

Buy Vipers Bugloss Online

Our potted Vipers Bugloss herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 


Other Details

Growing conditions:
Chalky, sandy soil and an open site.
Flower Colour:
Blue
Height x Spread:
1.2m x 45cm
Latin Name:
Echium vulgare
Hardiness:
RHS rating H7 very hardy

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